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What to wear: Royal Ascot

Hello my lovelies,

Like most of you surely know, I am from Finland, and I moved to London in August 2009.. and I remember the first time I heard about the event that is Royal Ascot. I was picking up at ticket at London Waterloo station, and I don’t think I have EVER felt that out of place in anywhere, haha. I wore some slouchy summer dress and pink flip flops, and everyone else was looking amazing in their dresses, suits and hats. YES, the hats! Hats and fascinators are a big part of the fashion of Royal Ascot, if not the biggest.

So yeah, Royal Ascot is definitely one of the traditions here in the UK that has been really different for me to see as a Finn. I think it’s amazing that it is still an occasion that requires formal day dress. Occasions like that don’t really exist back home, so I love this about the UK. Royals, high society and movie stars and celebrities attend Royal Ascot, including the most important guest: Her Majesty The Queen.

What if I could attend then? What on earth would I wear? So, for obvious reasons I wanted to start my outfit search from headwear, and I found an amazing fascinator from Accessorize – I’d love to wear this number! After that I had look at all my favourite retailers, and this is the outfit that I came up with:

Dress: Simply Be | Fascinator: Accessorize | Clutch: ASOS | Heels: Bank | Bracelets: Dorothy Perkins

I absolutely love mint green this season, so teaming that with black and gold makes up a stylish and elegant outfit, and the fascinator finalises it for Ascot.


** written in association with Ladbrokes **


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